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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 22, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a special holiday message urging Floridians to stay safe and to cherish the season of giving with friends and family. Also, the CFO acknowledged America’s men and women in uniform and first responders who protect our communities and our country at home and abroad.

CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “As we enter the week of Christmas, there is no better time to reflect on all our blessings. I feel incredibly blessed to live and work in the great state of Florida. As a father of two boys, there is nothing better than experiencing the joys of the holiday season with your friends and family. This year, don’t miss out on watching Santa’s progress in real-time by getting updates from the NORAD Santa Tracker and don’t forget to fully extinguished your fireplace on Christmas Eve so Santa doesn’t get a surprise when delivering presents to your home this year. I also encourage Floridians to take a moment to thank the brave men and women who are working around the clock to keep us safe. Our first responders, firefighters, and military members answer the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and need our support and prayers as they work to protect us while we gather together with loved ones. Without their service, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the holidays here at home. From my family to yours, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).